Bruntwood Works has secured four new lettings at the Cotton Exchange in Liverpool as it continues to attract a broad range of growing businesses.
International transportation business Genco Shipping & Trading has moved into a 1,050 sq ft fully refurbished space on the building’s second floor.
Creative and digital agency Kaleidoscope has expanded its presence at Cotton Exchange by agreeing a new 1,400 sq ft workspace on the sixth floor, while hospitality training business Ways to Wow has chosen the building for its new office.
They are joined by Ellis Williams Architects, which has agreed a deal for a 1,100 sq ft workspace in the Grade II-listed building on Bixteth Street.
Cotton Exchange is home to a thriving SME community which enjoys free access to Spark, a business support programme created by Bruntwood Works, and an onsite community team that supports and connects customers.
The building has a range of contemporary communal spaces, such as The Old Hall and roof terrace, where businesses regularly come together for events such as seasonal markets, wellbeing classes, advice clinics, networking events and celebrations such as the recent Jubilee lunch and Cotton Carnival event. It also features a number of meeting and breakout spaces where businesses can collaborate or host visitors.
It became the first UK workspace to be installed with an edible wall of fresh salad leaves using hydroponics technology, free for customers to eat, reflecting its commitment to supporting health and productivity among its customers.
Bruntwood Works has also created a contemporary welcome space in the building’s reception area, featuring tea and coffee facilities, free wifi and informal meeting spaces. alongside two dedicated meeting rooms for clients and visitors.
Tony Reed, head of commercial at Bruntwood Works, said:
“The flexibility and range of workspaces on offer at the Cotton Exchange is reflected by the broad range of businesses that are joining us. They each operate successfully in a variety of sectors, from architecture to logistics, and each has the opportunity to enjoy and enrich the sense of community that thrives here.
“They will also have access to wider facilities at our newly-opened ground floor Pioneer development at The Plaza, which features a Bold Street Coffee outlet, state-of-the-art fitness studio, bike storage and high-quality shower and changing rooms, with a restaurant and bar to follow later this year.
“All four businesses have their respective ambitions for growth and we are delighted that they have decided to either expand their space at Cotton Exchange or locate themselves here for the first time, identifying it as the ideal platform from which to achieve those ambitions.”